From crocodiles and echidnas to wallabies, children and adults alike will enjoy learning the Kunwinjku names for numbers and animals, as well as discovering more about these animals’ habitat and behaviour, and what they mean to the Indigenous Bininj. Whether teaching you how dragonflies indicate the passing of the seasons or how to catch and cook barramundi, the fascinating Kunwinjku Counting Book offers insight into the complex ecology of West Arnhem Land and the vibrant traditions of Bininj culture.
Original paintings by Gabriel Maralngurra ; text and information by Gabriel Maralngurra and Felicity Wright ; translations by Gabriel Maralngurra and Andrew Manakgu; design by Amber Young
Self-published by Injalak Arts, a locally owned remote community art centre. Funded in part by a successful crowdfunding campaign.
The book will be published in a hardcover edition by Enchanted Lion (US) in 2022.
See ABC News report: Kunwinjku Counting Book creators in talks with US publishers following crowdfunding success.